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BISAC Subject FIC004000

FICTION / Classics

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

A poor peddler, John Durbeyfield learns he is related to an ancient noble family: the d'Urbervilles. To gain part of the fortune, he sends his eldest daughter, Tess, to the d'Urberville… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 9.5
  • Dewey: 823

The Age of Innocence

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Newland Archer could not dream of anyone better suited to be his fiancée than his beloved, May Welland. She's innocent and beautiful and comes from a well-regarded aristocratic family. So why… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.8
  • Dewey: 813/.52

The Arabian Nights: Their Best-known Tales

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When Scheherazade marries a ruthless king known for taking a new bride each night only to have his wife killed the next morning, she comes up with a clever plan to survive. Each night, she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • Dewey: 398.2

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

This collection of Kate Chopin's works includes her novel The Awakening and eight of her most well-known short stories. The Awakening was condemned by most critics when it was first published… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 8.5
  • Dewey: 813'.4

The Brothers Karamazov

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Four brothers reunite in their hometown in Russia. The oldest, Dimitri, has just returned from a stint in the military, and he wants to claim an inheritance from his mother that is being held… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 10.4
  • Dewey: 891.73'3

The Canterbury Tales and Other Poems

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

An oddly diverse group of twenty-nine people meet at an inn. Each of them is on a pilgrimage to a martyr's shrine in Canterbury. The Host suggests the strange bunch journey together and tell… Read More →

  • ATOS: 8.1
  • Dewey: 821'.1

The Count of Monte Cristo

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Betrayed by his closest companions who are jealous of his success and his beautiful fiancée, Edmond Dantès is wrongfully imprisoned in Château d’If in France. The prison is home to the most… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 843'.7
Spring 2019

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: And Other Tales of the Jazz Age

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Tales of the Jazz Age is a collection of eleven short stories by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Divided into three thematic parts, the anthology highlights Fitzgerald's signature… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • Dewey: 813/.52

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Life hasn't been generous to Moll Flanders. Moll's mother is in prison, so Moll is raised by a kind widow. As a teenager, Moll is seduced by the widow's oldest son, but he convinces her to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1320
  • ATOS: 12.1
  • Dewey: 823'.5

The House of Mirth

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Lily Bart, twenty-nine years old and unmarried, wants a higher standing in society. She believes she can attain this dream by marrying a rich man. Unfortunately, her true love, Lawrence… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • ATOS: 9.7
  • Dewey: 800

The House of the Seven Gables

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Old Hepzibah Pyncheon lives in her family's decaying mansion, a reportedly cursed house built about 200 years earlier. The Pyncheon family no longer has the riches it once did, and Hepzibah… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1290
  • ATOS: 11.0
  • Dewey: 813'.3

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Notre Dame, faces insults and ridicule for his disturbing appearance. His adoptive father, Archdeacon Claude Frollo, is obsessed with the beautiful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 11.8
  • Dewey: 843'.7

The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Jack Worthing gets antsy living at his country estate. As an excuse, he spins tales of his rowdy brother Earnest living in London. When Jack rushes to the city to confront his "brother," he's… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 822'.8
Spring 2019

The Invisible Man

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

A strange and reclusive scientist takes a room at a village inn. Griffin keeps his face wrapped in bandages and exhibits peculiar behaviors, such as turning his room into a laboratory… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2019

The Island of Doctor Moreau

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When Edward Prendick is shipwrecked on a mysterious island in the South Pacific, he meets the infamous Dr. Moreau, a physiologist who was forced to leave England because of his repulsive… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 823/.8

The Jungle

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Jurgis and his family move to Chicago from Lithuania to find a better life. But what they find instead are abysmal working conditions, corrupt legal systems, and chronic poverty. The family… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 813'.52

The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In the midst of the French and Indian War, young Alice and Cora Munro set out to visit their father, a colonel in the British army. It's a dangerous journey through the western New York… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • ATOS: 12.0
  • Dewey: 800

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Legend has it that the town of Sleepy Hollow is haunted by the ghost of the terrifying Headless Horseman. Ichabod Crane, the town's superstitious new school teacher, is about to find out if… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1360
  • ATOS: 11.0
  • Dewey: 813'.2

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The only survivor of a shipwreck during a slaving expedition, plantation-owner Robinson Crusoe is forced to fight for survival on a deserted Caribbean island. At first he curses his fate, but… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • ATOS: 12.3
  • Dewey: 823'.5

The Life of King Henry V

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In the wake of his father's death, Prince Henry has ascended to the throne as King Henry V. The rebels have finally been overthrown and the civil war has ended. Henry continues to distance… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3'3

The Lost World

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The eccentric Professor Challenger leads a scientific expedition deep into the Brazilian rain forest, joined by newspaper reporter Edward Malone, biologist Professor Summerlee, and adventurer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2019

The Man in the Iron Mask

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The courageous musketeers—Athos, D'Artagnan, Aramis, and Porthos—return to sword fighting in the final installment of the D'Artagnan Romances. When Aramis visits the Bastille, an infamous… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • Dewey: 843/.7

The Merchant of Venice

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In order to win the wealthy Portia's hand in marriage, Bassanio thinks he needs money to impress her. He goes to his friend Antonio for help, but Antonio's money is tied up in ships. Antonio… Read More →

  • ATOS: 9.4
  • Dewey: 822.3'3
Spring 2019

The Phantom of the Opera

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Amidst rumors that the Paris opera house is haunted, Christine Daaé, a young Swedish girl, performs at a gala and attracts attention from both her childhood sweetheart, Raoul, and the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • Dewey: [Fic]